A World of Animals: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 10)

Animals are the theme of this series of English language development lessons. Scholars take part in grand conversations about woodland, jungle, and grassland animals. They also go on picture walks, read poems and high frequency words, chart animal characteristics, practice reading foundational skills, and imagine they are animals. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide your class into groups and rotate each group with a different lesson from this collection 
  • Schedule a visit to the school library or download books about animals for schoalrs to browse during the day 
Classroom Considerations

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  • This collection of ESL lessons is part of the Houghton Mifflin English language arts curriculum; however, it can be used independently or with another curriculum of similar subject matter 
Pros

  • Directions are written in detail making for easy implementation 
  • Multi-level response prompts are provided to meet the needs of all language proficiencies  
Cons

  • There are several curriculum books referenced that make the corresponding section of the lesson challenging to complete without modification